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Sarah Beene Sue Hetzel

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Network Hardware Resale Selected by Inc. Magazine for First-Ever List

of the Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Country

Leading Provider of the Pre-Owned Networking Gear is Ranked No. 2,200

on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 163 Percent

Santa Barbara, Calif. ─ September 12, 2007 ─ Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading
provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment, today announced that the company
has earned a coveted position on the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private
companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list,
catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as
well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the
U.S. economy.

“The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the
economy–the entrepreneurial part,” said Inc. 5,000 project manager Jim Melloan. “The
expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and
a wealth of companies in industries like manufacturing and construction that are underreported
in the business media.”

NHR expedites the delivery of fully tested, pre-owned network routers, switches, access servers
and IP telephony equipment from leading manufacturers, including Cisco, Extreme and
Juniper. The company servers more than 10,000 customers worldwide with a full range of
production network, disaster recovery, testing and sparing as well as asset recovery solutions.

NHR was ranked No. 2,200 on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 list with three-year sales growth of 163
percent. The company was also ranked No. 46 in the list of top companies in computers and
electronics. “NHR is proud to be recognized for our entrepreneurial spirit, constant focus on
business best practices and proven track record of stellar customer service and consistent
revenue growth,” says Mike Sheldon, president and CEO of NHR. “We are extremely pleased to
be included on this influential list of the fastest growing organizations in the country.”

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The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at, reported median revenue of $9.4 million
and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5,000,
can be found at The list features a profile for each company, almost all of
them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. The list is searchable according to
numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region and year founded.

Hottest Regions for Fastest-Growing Companies

Leading the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation is the Midwest region with 1,046
of the fastest-growing companies, followed by the West with 884 companies. The Southeast
comes in a close third, with 872 companies, followed by the Northeast with 782 companies, and
the Mid-Atlantic region with 606 companies.

Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses

The largest business category is Construction, with 561 of the fastest-growing companies in this
category, followed by Manufacturing with 515 companies, IT services in third with 466
companies, Business Services with 377 companies and Advertising & Marketing with 349
companies round out the top five industries ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000.

Industries reporting the highest total revenue in 2006 are Construction ($27.1billion),
Manufacturing ($18.6 billion), Health ($13.1 billion), Computers & Electronics ($12.7 billion),
and Financial Services ($11.8 billion).

The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies
had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other
companies–as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2
million in 2006. Companies can apply for next year’s Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 by registering with
IncBizNet, the new social network for private companies that will launch this fall on

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About Network Hardware Resale

Network Hardware Resale (NHR) is a leading provider of high-performance, pre-owned Cisco,
Extreme and Juniper networking equipment. The company also is an authorized reseller of
resilient, massively scalable networking gear from Force10 Networks. Founded in 1986, the
Santa Barbara, Calif.-based organization provides global sales and technical support from its
California, New York City metro, Amsterdam and Singapore locations. More than 10,000
organizations worldwide purchase quality networking equipment from NHR, including Global
1000 companies, small and mid-sized enterprises, government entities, educational institutions,

healthcare organizations and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit